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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, it depends on what you mean when you claim our police are "socialist".

Police and firemen and roads are paid by taxes and neither are not optional. That is socialism in action. Every country has some socialism.

Sounds to me like you are making the bullshit commie assertion that "we already have socialism and people should just accept it".

Sounds to me like you should check your hearing.

We already do have socialism AND capitalism and people should just BALANCE it.

To the degree that we do have socialism we have corruption.

The same can be said for capitalism. "To the degree that we do have capitalism we have corruption."

Same shit, other side of the coin. Hegelian dialectics man.

Our rulers don't care for the poor, they create more of them to justify their own will to power.

Doesn't matter which "side of the aisle" you're pointing to. They're both corrupt ideologies and the more power they get the more they merge into plain old totalitarianism. The less power they get the more they simply become anarchism. As I've said, I'm for anarcho-minarchism.

Sounds to me like "your individual liberty must be constrained". I'm not going to accept that.

I want maximum liberty all around but enough minimal government to keep harmful crooks in check, whether individuals or gangs or collectivists.

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[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I had this game had before ...but I never play it...

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel I have an awful fluency of English as well ...

"People tend to love a powerful government. Quite naturally, a big, powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man." -- Professor Walter E. Williams by sawboss in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree. I'm for trading rare resources and food, but not goods or services. If it's common and can be manufactured, then IMO it should be manufactured in many places regionally around the world, not just in one city in China. Decentralized production would support regions and save communities, political power, energy, and money, not to mention peace, lives, and the environment with regions caring more for their own.

United States instead of one superstate

Huh? The War Of Northern Aggression proved it was meant to be a superstate and that the states were not individual nor free but united under a monopoly on governance.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Depends what you mean "Socialist".

No, it depends on what you mean when you claim our police are "socialist". Sounds to me like you are making the bullshit commie assertion that "we already have socialism and people should just accept it". To the degree that we do have socialism we have corruption. Our rulers don't care for the poor, they create more of them to justify their own will to power.

Capitalism needs some balance.

Sounds to me like "your individual liberty must be constrained". I'm not going to accept that.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There were 3 Flavian Caesars. Grandfather, father, and son.

According to Joseph Atwill's "Caesar's Messiah" book and documentary, they manufactured the Christianity religions with Jewish leaders to herd the people into subservience and the messiah prophecy was to prop up the Flavian Caesar as the new demi-god returned.

"Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's" serves his interests.

"Turn the other cheek" serves his interests by having a passive populace.

etc etc etc

"People tend to love a powerful government. Quite naturally, a big, powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man." -- Professor Walter E. Williams by sawboss in quotes

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Currently I'm fond of localism. People who shit in the same toilet you do every night are more likely to understand and respond to your needs than the pedo-sadists we have in Washington right now. The whole reason we're the United States instead of one superstate (supposedly anyway) is because the further away your government is, the harder it is to hold them accountable.

Conservatives - Always Show Strength!!! Never Show Weakness! ~ John Mark - [ I post this for educational purposes. I like some John Mark ideas. I don't like this video. I don't think his "strength" is effective resistance. Yes war is coming. Strength is your real identity. Is he a psyop or legit? ] by JasonCarswell in Republican

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe it's a micro-rant in under 300 characters, but I think of it more of a review.

I don't know what's incoherent about it.

[ I post this for educational purposes. I like some John Mark ideas. I don't like this video. I don't think his "strength" is effective resistance.

That seems clear enough.

Yes war is coming.

In many ways this is self evident.

Strength is your real identity. Is he a psyop or legit? ]

"John Mark" is a fake alias / stage name so this guy is anonymous.

Is that really demonstrating any strength of convictions?

Seems more like hiding behind his mask / helmet.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Love it.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would use them more for sure. I often forget about these options.

SaidIt is already way less than other forums.

I'd rather have the options and if people want to create minimalist CSS themes I'd be happy to support them and even help. Like the day/night theme I'd love to see a more/less thing.

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is more.

Size and placement matters.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I love it.

I'd love to see more options too (ie, inversed options: oldest, coldest, etc, perhaps just indicated with ↑ ↓ arrows).

Is it worth reconsidering the titles?

new | hot | top | insightful | fun

vs

date | hotness | popularity | insightfulness | fun

Sex, Drugs, and Music. You can only Choose to live with Two. Which Option will you Sacrifice? by Stankmango in AskSaidIt

[–]slabgreen 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'll take sex and music. Never seen the appeal of drugs (no, not even caffeine), although you're going to need to be a bit more specific on what counts as a drug... I mean, I drink tea. Is that a drug?

Also, what happens if I do take a drug? Do I spontaneously combust? Does it just not affect me? Or disappear, or be replaced with sugar pills? What if it's not on purpose? Questions, man, questions.

Edit: Also, out of curiosity, if you choose no music, it says YouTube and other streaming sites are banned. Does that just apply to music? I mean, you could still watch / listen to YT videos without any music in them, right?

Joe Biden Tells 8 Year Old Girl "You're Getting Old" At His First Public Appearance Since Announcing by Orangutan in pizzagate

[–]slabgreen 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The reasonable conclusion here being that he is a pedophile, and not that he's making an innocent joke?

"People tend to love a powerful government. Quite naturally, a big, powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man." -- Professor Walter E. Williams by sawboss in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So this minarchist government, where will it derive its authority, justice, and funding? That's socialism in action.

Only a fool volunteers to be a slave when liberty is still possible.

I agree. In theory.

Let's say we press the reset button. All government is deleted with some decree that there is nothing but anarchism with no rulers.

Guess what's going to happen.

Groups will form. Gangs will form. Communities will form borders and patrol within and without. Stupid people will want to follow charismatic leaders. Power and "authority" and hierarchy will rise from the ashes regardless.

Half of everyone is stupider than average and most of the smarter ones are REALLY close to average - so most folks are WAY stupider than any of us we really want.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Depends what you mean "Socialist".

Capitalism needs some balance. Democrats are not that, nor are their brainwashed SJWs. Serving the coporatocracy/technocracy (NeoCons/Globalists/Zionists/Freemasons/NWO), they are merely pawns sheep herding the left-leaning masses into their delusional Hegelian dialectic.

Those "socialists" can go to hell for all I care.

Everything else you wrote is bullshit commie propaganda, so I'm not investing any time to rebut it.

Because you can't.

"People tend to love a powerful government. Quite naturally, a big, powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man." -- Professor Walter E. Williams by sawboss in quotes

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Of course the only thing you're concerned with is that someone other than yourself might be possessed of an "ego". No problem with Fascism then?

<uni> A Waste of 1,000 Research Papers in Genetics. How bad are other areas? by zyxzevn in AskScience

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Materials emit different frequencies of light based on temperature. And you are clearly knowledgeable. Do you know what the current explaination for the "Pillars of Light" material formations?

If energy in space is dominated by gravity and nuclear reactions, then how are these clouds radiating light? The event that preceded their formation was eons ago, so they definitely should be relatively cooled.

Why do you suppose this cloud continues to radiate, and isn't instead freezing in space (Ort Cloud coldish)?

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[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You mean like crimes such as illegal border crossings returning to pre 2015 levels? Or the fact that There is a massive influx of immigration firm Guatemala. Or the fact that these individuals are bringing rampant disease, on top of the rampant disease from homeless sanctuaries like los angeles and San Fran, where numerous diseases such as hepatitis, typhus among other infections are spreading like wildfire..

I didn't have anything that specific in mind. I'm not sure that's technically a crime, but it is undeniably an injustice on many levels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiLO8XgWo8

Or the fact that judicial supremacy is now so prevalent it isn't hyperbolic in the least to state we are living in an oligarchic system, regardless of who is sitting in the oval office or Congress, they are impotent..

Well ... I honestly don't know where you want to go with that. I have some vague ideas, but it's not an easy nut to crack.

The truth of it is, nobody in either party cares. The people who say they care, the republiCONS had 2 years and all the branches to do something, anything. Instead they pass tax breaks that expire and call it a good term.

Yeah, President George W. Bush effectively killed all my trust in the Republicans. I was so pissed I celebrated President Obama and wanted to vote Bernie. Turns out Obama was just as bad if not worse, and Bernie is utterly impotent to stand against the elite establishment. Just goes to show how stupid people (or maybe just me) can be when led by emotion.

They don't care. And the people that do care, us, we are the marks. Now as all the above is happening, Mitch McConnell's landmark legislation today is to prevent those under 21 from tobacco products.. Another victimless crime..

I have raged at Democrats for turning McConnell and Graham into Washington celebrities. It's fucking disgusting. This is what happens when you invest all your trust into one party without any possibility of accountability. I've got a lot of thoughts along the lines of waking up Democrat voters to the damage their support for the DNC is doing to the most vulnerable members of society, but they are not reachable at this time. "ORANGE MAN BAD!!!" FML :(

Both parties hate you, they mock us. Both parties hate us, any of us that question them. And it isn't just them, the media is in on it as well, obstruction with no collusion??. Endless wars overseas.. Trump might be different than the average politician, That's why they all hate him. But another truth is that he's primarily in it for himself.. His policies mimic that of Bill Clinton, proposing infrastructure books that make Pelosi blush..

I haven't yet lost all hope that President Trump might accomplish something worth while, but he's gotta get off his ass and get shit done. The one thing he's consistently good for is pissing off all the right people. The hatred and vile smears directed at him, most of it obvious lies, has awakened me to the deep corruption not just in Washington but everywhere. Until his term I didn't understand just how desperately Democrats hate America and want to destroy it. Now I know.

Unless we have a convention of states, I'm beginning to feel really pessimistic about the countries future, I'm hopeful for a breakup of states though..

Fuck I dunno what we can do. Can't vote them out as long as 50% of the country is fully committed to protecting the power of the elites. (That goes for you too, Republicans!) Dissolving the union, or even a few state seceding will almost certainly lead to open warfare. Black pills all around!

"People tend to love a powerful government. Quite naturally, a big, powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man." -- Professor Walter E. Williams by sawboss in quotes

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You answered it yourself. Only a retarded anarchist would want a big state.

Minarchism is best with capitalism and socialism in balance and an abundance of transparency and open justice. How that will happen is anyone's guess. All else is variations of tyranny.

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[–]Stankmango 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The least ineffectual way to respond to the third-rate bromide "If you've got nothing to hide then you've got nothing to fear" is equating digital privacy with freedom of speech by barking back "If you've got nothing to say then you shouldn't care" and that tends to only cement their vapid hokey wall between mottos and discourse.

It's like how every time I'm at a pub for a couple of swift shorts and the inevitable warm pull out Britannicancel tilt sidles up, you get the same fresh 60 somethings dribble a platitude like "This used to be Great Britain. It's not great anymore." with their curdled lip rictus, as if they think that's won the argument.

Getting drunk at home is so much more rewarding now. I get to sit in just my boxers anyhow.